Paul Reed Smith Private Stock 35th Anniversary Dragon
The visual star of the guitar is the elaborate, fantastical dragon inlay designed by Jeff Easley, a fantasy artist famous for some of Dungeons & Dragons rulebook covers. PRS Guitars engaged Aulson Inlay, to deconstruct Easley’s artwork and recreate it into several distinctive sections that have been embedded into the fretboard of the guitar and conclude with the dragon’s breath of fire extending onto the truss rod cover. The finished inlay is fashioned from a wide array of materials including: Green Ripple Abalone, Green Abalone Select, Black Mother of Pearl, Stabilized Sand-Shaded Holly, Red with Gold Vein Recon Stone, Raffir Stripes Black, Black and Red Raffir Aluminum Wave, Abaloid Acrylic, Nocturne Corian, as well as Blue Pacific, Citrine, and Flame Synthetic Opal.
The 35th Anniversary Dragon is based off of the PRS McCarty model, featuring a thicker back, PRS Stoptail bridge, and a classic volume, push/pull tone control, and 3-way toggle electronics layout, but with TCI model pickups from the Paul’s Guitar and PRS Tweaked Phase III Locking Tuners for a unique balance of vintage and modern specifications. The extraordinary Private Stock grade tone woods were hand selected for this limited series and include a curly maple top, African ribbon mahogany back, and a chaltecoco Pattern neck with a 25” scale length, 22 fret ziricote fingerboard.
35th Anniversary Dragons will come finished in Frostbite Dragon’s Breath. Choosing one of Private Stock’s Dragon’s Breath style finishes was the perfect choice for this run, with the stain sporting a lighter color (or “glow”) toward the belly of the guitar that mimics the shape of a flame shooting out of a dragon’s mouth. The smoked black hardware brings a fierce elegance to the instrument.
Top Wood: Figured Maple
Back Wood: African Ribbon Mahogany
Finish: High-Gloss Nitro Frostbite Dragon’s Breath Finish
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Wood: Chalteccoco
Neck Shape: Pattern
Fretboard Wood: Ziricote
Fretboard Inlay: 35th Anniversary Dragon
Fretboard Radius: 10"
Truss Rod Cover: Ziricote with Dragon Flame Inlay
Bridge: PRS Stoptail
Tuners: PRS Tweaked Phase III Locking
Hardware Type: Smoked Black
Treble Pickup: TCI Treble
Bass Pickup: TCI Bass
Controls: Volume, Push/Pull Tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Selector
Included Accessories: Private Stock Black Paisley Case with 35th Anniversary Private Stock Logo
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